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  • Why Me, Why Now?

    Contributed by Keith Davis on May 5, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 2,221 views

    Trying to get a grip on the hardships of life.

    Title: Why Me Why Now? Text: Philippians 4:10-13 Do you know someone whose life is falling apart? ‒ The business man who’s business is great until the market goes south. ‒ The college kid who has a career in baseball ended with a torn ligament. Introduction: Have you ever ...read more

  • Got Wisdom? Series

    Contributed by Mark Lennon on Feb 3, 2003
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,806 views

    James 1:5-8 this is number 2 in sermon series on James. dealing with wisdom.

    Got Wisdom? James 1:5-8 Last week we talked about trials and testing. Do they make us a bitter or better Christian? We also talked about how trials are inevitable, (or to be expected) Remember James is not a book of faith and works but a book of faith that works! I. We need wisdom as ...read more

  • A Soldier's Story

    Contributed by Duran Johnson on Mar 13, 2003
    based on 120 ratings
     | 17,204 views

    This message is to encourage the people of God to endure the hardships and trials of life.

    "Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ." (2 Timothy 2:3) Introduction I have become a big fan of the Apostle Paul as I continue reading and digesting the letters written by him in the NT. I’m particularly intrigued by his multi-faceted personality. In this second ...read more

  • Why Do Innocents Suffer? Series

    Contributed by Bradford Robinson on Mar 11, 2003
    based on 69 ratings
     | 3,813 views

    This sermons takes a look at the age old question "Why do bad things happen to good people?"

    For the last time, at least in human history, the mother and father kissed the little clubfeet of their infant child and caressed his blue-black lips and rubbed his cherub cheeks. God’s time had come. Their son Gabriel had left them in the wee hours of the morning, on the day before he would have ...read more

  • "My Will Be Done" (Hezekiah) Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 7,533 views

    Understanding God’s purpose in illness

    "My will be done" (Hezekiah) Rev Dr Robert Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Outline: Hezekiah’s: Illness (vs 1) Outcry (vss 2-11) Outcome (vss 12-21) Introduction: A friend of mine serves as a ...read more

  • A Christian Response To Aids

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Nov 20, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 1,407 views

    four questions we need to ask as Christians in response to AIDS

    A Christian Response to AIDS Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that has spread over the last 20 years in countries all over the world. Already more than 33 million people throughout the world are infected. More than 14 million have died. HIV is a virus. Illnesses caused by a ...read more

  • How To Deal With Suffering

    Contributed by Gregg Bitter on Feb 16, 2003
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,405 views

    We, like Job, experience times of suffering. The way to deal with suffering is not to look for our own inner strength but to rely on God’s mercy found only in Jesus, our Redeemer.

    Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. The Word of God through which the Holy Spirit touches our hearts this morning are the words spoke by Job recorded in Job 7:1-7 “Does not man have hard service on earth? Are not his days like those of a hired man? Like a slave ...read more

  • A Troubled Man At A Troubled Pool

    Contributed by Darrell Jones on Feb 21, 2003
    based on 79 ratings
     | 3,164 views

    This message is very simple, yet contains great truth.

    During the Jewish feast of "Purim" a time when gifts are given to the poor, there are several things to notice about this story. (1) There are great numbers of sick, halt, blind,and maimed waiting to get into the water. (A) The man in our text was the very epitome of his race, sick in body and ...read more

  • When Life Takes The Life Out Of Life Series

    Contributed by Tony Klinedinst on Aug 9, 2002
    based on 48 ratings
     | 1,669 views

    Lessons on how we respond to times of loss and pain

    WHEN “LIFE” TAKES THE LIFE OUT OF OUR LIVES Growing Through Loss: Luke 22,24 Introduction: Tony in the dryer. Explain loss (Swindoll) (Read text) Explain the loss felt by disciples. I.Times of loss require a control of your passions. (LK 22:49-51) A. Explain the context. ...read more

  • Facing Opposition Series

    Contributed by Robert Robb on Jul 22, 2002
    based on 25 ratings
     | 9,009 views

    Further opposition to be faced before the inheritance is gained

    Study 13 Chapter 10&11 Introduction I suppose, like me, many of you have turned your hand to a little bit of decorating at some time or another. Maybe you decided it was about time that your living room was freshened up a bit and so you got your tins of paint, your emulsion for the ceiling ...read more

  • Beaten To Bear Light

    Contributed by Derek Anglin on Mar 4, 2003
    based on 71 ratings
     | 2,428 views

    Every Christian should understand the importance of being beaten to bear light in the is world because of the following truths outlined in Exodus 25:31

    In this portion of scripture, the candlestick can be compared to a Christian. The candlestick was made with a purpose and that was to bear light. We learn from the text that the candlestick started out as something valuable, gold. It was not bearing light as gold but the gold was used as it was ...read more

  • Spiritual Warfare Series

    Contributed by Rodney Fry on Dec 22, 2002
    based on 71 ratings
     | 9,092 views

    What is SPIRITUAL WARFARE and how does it affect the christian and non-christain

    ONCE YOU ARE SAVED, THERE IS A BATTLE TO BE FOUGHT: IT IS CALLED SPIRITUAL WARFARE Yet despite Satan’s vast arsenal of devices and deceptions, a few, by the grace of God, come to Jesus when "He" calls. They come by faith and surrender all to Jesus. They follow Him. They have overcome the many ...read more

  • Lay Down Your Burdens

    Contributed by William Ellis on Aug 22, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,816 views

    In order for you to pick up your destiny, you have to lay down your burdens!Our past cannot defeat us - Our future is right before us - Our enemy is under our feet - Our burdens are no longer on our shoulders!

    Lay Down Your Burdens Intro: King David understood this when he wrote in agony to the Lord when his enemies were surrounding him! Psalms 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Peter wrote to the leaders in the ...read more

  • Being The Lighthouse In A Dark World Series

    Contributed by Doug Warren on Sep 16, 2005
    based on 60 ratings
     | 5,386 views

    In the midst of the darkness of our society, Christians must be lighthouses to guide folks to safety.

    Intro: I heard a supply plane pilot flying into New Orleans just after Katrina one night say "I’ve never seen this place so dark." I was also viewing a friend’s homemade video of Biloxi/Gulfport MS area, and amidst all the rubble, there stood the Old Biloxi Lighthouse! The contrasts were ...read more

  • Why Tragedy

    Contributed by Clyde White on Sep 21, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,595 views

    At the four year anniversary of “9/11”, we still have that lingering question, “WHY?” Over the past few weeks, MANY are asking, “Why?”, again. “Why would God allow such a tragedy as a hurricane to devastate so much and so many?” The question is a rou

    At the four year anniversary of "9/11", we still have that lingering question, "WHY?" Over the past few weeks, MANY are asking, "Why?", again. "Why would God allow such a tragedy as a hurricane to devastate so much and so many?" You hear the question at church, on the street, on TV and just ...read more